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Hand Problems

Orthopaedic Associates

located in Albany, GA

Even a slight injury to your hands can cause ongoing pain, not to mention disruption in your daily life. The experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic Associates in Albany, Georgia, are highly experienced in treating a variety of hand injuries and conditions, including fractures, arthritis, and mobility issues that make it difficult to move your hands and fingers without pain. Treatment options, including innovative surgeries, are available to restore the health and functionality of your hand. Learn more about treating hand injuries using the online booking feature or schedule your appointment by calling the Albany office today.

Hand Problems Q & A

What are common hand conditions that cause pain?

There a number of issues that can affect the functionality and mobility of your hands and fingers. Injuries from falls, sports, and other activities not only can cause pain, but they can also result in long-term deformities and disabilities.

The most common types of conditions that affect hands and fingers include:

  • Overuse injuries
  • Joint degeneration
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • DeQuervain's syndrome
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Hand/Finger Pain
  • Fractures
  • Gout
  • Impingement
  • Nerve Injuries or Entrapment
  • Tendon Injuries/Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger

Underlying infections and medical problems, like diabetes, can also affect the functionality of your hand.

What are the symptoms of a hand injury or condition?

It’s possible to have injuries to the hand that aren’t obvious, such as internal fractures or infections, that cause persistent pain.

Other common symptoms of an injury or disease in the hand include:

  • Tingling
  • Bruising
  • Warmth
  • Numbness
  • Tenderness
  • Inflammation

You may also find it difficult to move your fingers efficiently or you may have limited mobility due to pain or stiffness. In some cases, a hand or finger injury can cause visible deformities that interfere with functionality.

How are hand injuries diagnosed?

During your initial consultation, your Orthopaedic Associates provider reviews your medical history and your list of symptoms to determine what might be wrong.

To confirm a fracture or other internal injury, they may require imaging tests, such as X-rays or an MRI, to take a closer look at the bones and surrounding tissue. Testing is done on-site for your convenience and to ensure you receive an accurate diagnosis as soon as possible.

What treatment options are available for hand problems?

Depending on the nature of your condition, the experienced Orthopaedic Associates physicians offer comprehensive services to alleviate pain and restore your functionality.

For painful joints due to arthritis or injury, your physician may recommend corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation. You may also benefit from platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to replace damaged cells with healthy, new ones.

For fractures or breaks, you may need time to heal while your hand remains in a brace or bandage. For more serious fractures, you may need surgery to repair the bone and ensure proper healing.

Overuse injuries may benefit from a variety of treatments, including PRP injections, anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy.

Your Orthopaedic Associates physician creates a custom treatment plan to address your specific needs with a goal to reduce pain and restore function in your hand and fingers.

Book a consultation online today or schedule by phone to learn more about treatment options for hand problems.